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Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022
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Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022

By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press – Mon May 30, 3:15 pm ET
  • BERLIN – Europe's economic powerhouse, Germany, announced plans Monday to abandon nuclear energy over the next 11 years, outlining an ambitious strategy in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster to replace atomic power with renewable energy sources.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hopes the transformation to more solar, wind and hydroelectric power serves as a roadmap for other countries.

    "We believe that we can show those countries who decide to abandon nuclear power — or not to start using it — how it is possible to achieve growth, creating jobs and economic prosperity while shifting the energy supply toward renewable energies," Merkel said.

    Merkel's government said it will shut down all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany — the world's fourth-largest economy and Europe's biggest — by 2022. The government had no immediate estimate of the transition's overall cost.

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Go from HIGH mass power suppliers to LOW mass power suppliers.

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Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022

By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press – Mon May 30, 3:15 pm ET

" The government had no immediate estimate of the transition's overall cost. "



Says it all really.
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